MacBook Pro: No Batteries Available

I have nothing but trouble with Mac laptop batteries.
First there was the original PowerBook with it's defective battery, replaced by Apple under warranty.

Then my wife's MacBook Pro battery ran out of ability to hold a charge after just 15 months - far below it's expected life, but of course, out of warranty. And those suckers aren't cheap.

And now.. my MacBook Pro is having battery trouble.

See that black "x" where the battery's remaining charge indicator should be? Bad sign...

Yeah, it says "No batteries available". Funny thing is, the Mac is running on battery right now and there's no power adapter plugged in.

At least this time my Mac is (just barely) still under warranty.

But seriously, they're selling a Mac that doesn't have a removeable battery? No thanks.